Children in Their Environments: Vulnerable, Valuable and at Risk - The Need for Action
Children in Their Environments:
Vulnerable, Valuable and at Risk - The Need for Action
A one-day Science/Policy Workshop, Budapest, 22 June 2004
Budapest Congress Centre
Jagelló út 1-3, 1123 Budapest
Background papers including presentations from the workshop may be found in the workshop section of the EEA website.
Note: The registration to the Workshop is closed. Participation in the workshop does not entitle attendance at the Fourth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health, 23-25 June 2004.
Event: A one-day workshop organised by EEA in collaboration with WHO Regional Office for Europe and the Collegium Ramazzini on the day before the Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health, Budapest, 23-25 June, 2004.
Objectives: To summarise the science of some emerging environmental hazards to children as a basis for precautionary and preventive actions and to identify elements of the information systems and policy approaches needed to protect children's health.
Timing: 22 June 2004, 09:00-18:00. A press briefing will be held after the workshop at 18.15 in the Mozart Room
Chairs: Roberto Bertollini, WHO Regional Office for Europe / David Stanners, EEA
Draft Provisional Agenda
|08:00 - 09.00||Registration of participants|
|09:00 - 09:05||Welcome: Roberto Bertollini, WHO Regional Office for Europe / David Stanners, EEA|
|09:05 - 09:15||Origins & Objectives of the Day: David Gee, EEA|
|09:15 - 13:00||Session A: Framing and Identifying some Hazards to Children|
|09:15 - 09:45||Prof. Phil Landrigan* (Mt Sinai School of Medicine, USA), "Children, Environment and Health 1993-2003: Progress and Challenges for Risk Assessment and Management"|
|09:45 - 10:15||Prof. Georgio Tamburlini* (Institute for Child Health, Trieste Italy), "Ill Health and Disease in European Children: What role for the Environment?"|
|10:15 - 10:45||Dr Vyvyan Howard* (Liverpool University, UK), "The Foetal and Early Origins of Childhood Disease"|
|10:45 - 11:00||Break|
|11:00 - 11:30||Dr Morando Soffriti* (Collegium Ramazzini, Italy), "Long-term Consequences of Exposure to Carcinogens during Embryo-perinatal life: the Lessons from Animal Bioassays and Epidemiology"|
|11:30 - 12:00||Prof. Philippe Grandjean* (Institute of Public health, University of Southern Denmark), "Neurodevelopmental disorders in Children: some old and emerging threats"|
|12:00 - 13:00||Discussion|
|13:00 - 14:00||Lunch break|
|14:00 - 16:15||Session B: Monitoring the Health of Children|
|14:00 - 14:20||Dr Ludwine Casteleyn* (AMINAL, Belgium), "Biomonitoring: Towards More Integrated Approaches"|
|14:20 - 14:40||Dr Christoph Schlueter* (Federal Environment Agency, Germany) "The German Environmental Specimen Bank as a Tool for the Retrospective Monitoring"|
|14:40 - 15:00||Prof. David Briggs* (Imperial College London, UK), "Children's Exposures to Environmental Stressors: Getting Closer to Reality?"|
|15:00 - 15:20||Ms Janina Wuczynska* (Institute of Occupational Medicine and Environment and Health, Poland), "Towards Integrated Environment and Health Monitoring: the Polish Experience"|
|15:20 - 15:40||Dr Michal Krzyzanowski* (WHO) & Dr David Stanners* (EEA), "Towards more Integrated Monitoring & Assessments of Children's Environments and Health"|
|15:40 - 16:00||Discussion|
|16:00 - 18:00||Session C: Actions to protect Children|
|16:00 - 18:00||Mr Marco Martuzzi* (WHO), "Summary of the WHO Paper on "Dealing with Uncertainty: the Precautionary Principle""|
|16:10 - 16:20||Dr Joel Tickner* (Lowell Center for Sustainable Production, University of Massachusetts, USA), "Commentary on Recent EU and USA Developments on the Precautionary Principle"|
|16:20 - 16:35||Ms Joanne Vincenten* (European Child Safety Alliance, The Netherlands), "Children as Agents of Change: 1802-2003"|
|16:35 - 16:50||Dr Lillian Corra* (INCHES, Argentina), "Building EH professional capacities within paediatrics: lessons from Latin America"|
|16:50 - 17:05||Mr Prudencio Perera*, (DG ENV), "INSPIRE: a tool for the improved assessment of environmental exposures and diseases"|
|17:05 - 18:00||Panel Discussion (WHO, EU, CEFIC, EEA, NGOs,...)|
|* speaker has accepted.|
Explanatory Notes to the Provisional Agenda
Origins and objectives of the day
Session A. Framing and Identification of Some Hazards to Children
Session B. Monitoring the Health of Children
Session C. Actions to Protect Children
Contact person at the EEA is Angela Sochirca (firstname.lastname@example.org). The deadline for registration is 28 May 2004.
The Registration Form ( 22 Kb) for the workshop is available on the EEA website.